Dale Chavez's No-Nos for Silver and Rawhide
Never scrub silver with abrasive pads or products.
Never plan on your braided rawhide looking like it's perfectly new.
Never expect your tack to look completely brand new either. Most saddles, bridles and breast collars are made of animal products (leather), then worn by animals and used by humans, explains Dale. As such, there's always going to be dirt and sweat everywhere. It's the nature of the beast. So get over it. Enjoy your saddle, no matter what its original condition, like a treasured friend - with the beauty that comes with age.